Title: I Have a Dream

acast Time: 1:06:42
Youtube Time: 1:06:00

Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: February 9, 2022
Youtube Publication Date: February 9, 2022

Please Welcome a Man
Who’s an inspiration to rowers.

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Richard Herring’s Leviathan Sculling Transatlantically Podcast

Cool Kids
I was talking to Duncan Hughes and his crew, who have just completed the Telescope Atlantic Challenge. They came third place. They had a copy of – They rowed across the Atlantic, they had a copy of my book – Emergency Questions – and kept each other amused by asking themselves emergency questions as they travelled. If they hadn’t wasted that time, they might have come first.

Guest Best Known
As the voice of Ham Sandwich in Meltdown.


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Emergency Questions

Would you rather run a marathon or stay at home and eat a big bowl of ice cream and the ice cream has no calories and eating it actually makes you fitter than the marathon and they give you a medal at the end for eating the ice cream and it’s nicer than the medal you get for the marathon?

I mean, you don’t even need to qualify the ice cream. I’d rather eat the ice cream. Meaning, I don’t want to do the marathon. I’m not a runner guy.

If you could take one item from any museum or art gallery – and you’re allowed to take it home with you – in the world, what would you take?

Alright, so obviously the Uffizi Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery. Okay, so those two got together. I’m going to mispronounce it, but the huge museum in Istanbul, the Topkapi – whatever. I’ve been there. Huge, beautiful museum. And in a room, a tiny, tiny box… I know you can’t see this if you’re listening at home, but it’s roughly – Oh gosh. It’s, say it’s two inches by an inch. Velvet, wood panel with, you know, golden inlay and things like that. And the little thing that describes it – tiny little piece of paper – this is under, like, heavy Plexiglass in a guarded room – and I’m paraphrasing it, but, “Within this blessed box a hair from the Prophet Muhammad.” It’s not open. Wasn’t open. It was just a closed box. And you were just supposed to take it on good faith that there’s a hair – I don’t know which hair; where it came from, what part of the body, but a hair from the Prophet Muhammad was in that box. Beautiful box. Beautiful box. But not even a photograph of the hair next to the box. It was just a closed box. And it’s a beautiful museum. It’s, really, it’s, like, their main museum. And there you go. That’s the thing I would want. I would want the box that supposedly… *RH asks whether DC would look in the box.* Oh, Schrödinger’s cat, man. Schrödinger’s cat. You can’t look or it won’t be there. If I look, it won’t be there.


This episode was live-streamed via Twitch, with RH and guest in each of their own homes due to DC living in America.

This is DC’s second appearance.

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RH notes that as of the day before recording, he tested negative for Covid.